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5 Strategies for Managing a Remote Sales Team

Sales and Marketing Management

By implementing the right strategies, managers of remote sales teams can create a winning environment where employees feel seen and fulfilled, which leads to increased productivity and overall success. The post 5 Strategies for Managing a Remote Sales Team appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Do You “Practice What You Preach(Sell)?”

Partners in Excellence

Years ago, in CRO or CEO roles, I was involved in buying tools, training, consulting to help improve the performance of our teams. While we had people assigned to drive most of the process, inevitably, I would be involved in some of the final presentations. In each of the presentations, I would ask one thing, “Show us how you are using your tools to help you sell to us.” For example, if they were selling training, I’d ask for a call plan or a deal plan or an account plan.

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Best Way to Open a Closing Call

Mr. Inside Sales

Want the best way to open your closing presentations? Some reps have an entire presentation planned in advance, and then they launch into it, only latter getting to questions and comments. I used to do it that way, until I found that if I got to initial questions or comments (and yes, even objections!) first, I could save myself A LOT of time and energy.

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Building B2B Prospecting Sequences that Drive Results

SBI Growth

As technology evolves, so do the strategies used by sales professionals to reach potential clients. Today, a multi-channel approach is essential to engaging prospects effectively. This blog will explore how prospecting has changed and provide best practices for creating successful B2B prospecting sequences.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Expect the Best From Your Salespeople – and Get It!

The Center for Sales Strategy

Have you ever spilled coffee down your shirt just before leaving for work and decided it would be a bad day? You expected it to be a bad day, so it probably was! A negative mindset can set the tone for the hours to come. On the other hand, have you ever felt so good about a presentation you were making that you walked in with super-charged confidence and a little extra bounce in your step?

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A Closer Look at Who’s Using Incentive Travel

Sales and Marketing Management

In North America, incentive travel campaigns are still predominantly used for "hard power" benefits such as increased sales. Globally, however, incentive travel is increasingly being used for softer performance improvement goals. The post A Closer Look at Who’s Using Incentive Travel appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Underneath Complex Sales Are Simple Rules

Membrain

Sometimes, in complex B2B sales , low activity and slow pipelines are blamed on the idea that the sales process is “ complex.” I’ve always been interested in this excuse because it’s never rung true for me.

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Selling Math, Can We Do Better?

Partners in Excellence

We focus on scaling and growth. We revel in incredible growth rates, doing better than we did last year, having aspirations to do better next year than we did this year. We are hitting the numbers, maxing our comp plans, keeping our investors happy. We engage in high fives and chest bumping all around. Of course, that it getting more and more difficult.

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11 Best Practices for Implementing New Sales Enablement Software

Allego

Have you ever rolled out new sales enablement software to your team only to have them not use it? It’s a situation many of us have found ourselves in. You think you did everything right—the chief revenue officer was on board, your team says they want the features, and you agree on the right tool for the job. But as the rollout began, suddenly, people resisted the change.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Why Your Salespeople are Not Selling as Expected

Anthony Cole Training

Some of your salespeople are selling as expected… and some of them are not. If we buy into the theories of Italian economist, Pareto, then we buy into the concept that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. This application of Pareto Principle can help to answer the question: Why Are Your Sales People Not Selling as Expected?

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Stretch Your Incentive Budget with Channel Partner Co-Sponsorship

Sales and Marketing Management

Co-sponsoring an incentive program with a channel partner not only distributes the financial load but also enhances the program’s impact. The post Stretch Your Incentive Budget with Channel Partner Co-Sponsorship appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Incentivize Your Sales Reps to Pursue Higher Quality Deals

SBI Growth

Most companies fail to realize that they could be generating an uplift of two to five percent from every sales rep just by adjusting their compensation plan to focus on incentivizing the right behaviors , which—spoiler alert—many companies do not.

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Get Joanne’s Kindle Books for $1.99 Each [Plus, Referral Selling Insights]

No More Cold Calling

Here’s what you might have missed from No More Cold Calling so far this year. I founded No More Cold Calling in 2006, with a mission to show salespeople how powerful (and scalable) referrals can be, and to ensure no one ever had to cold call again. This month, in celebration of 28 years of referral selling, both my books are on Kindle for $1.99 each until July 4, 2024.

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The New GTM Playbook: 18 Ways to Future-Proof Your Sales Team

Longer sales cycles. Increasingly discerning buyers. More meetings. Intensifying competition. Economic uncertainty. Go-to-market teams of every size, in every industry, are grappling with these challenges firsthand. Thankfully, there’s an answer. We’ve developed an entirely new way for GTM leaders to identify and execute proven, data-driven strategies that drive revenue.

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Be the Leader Who Stands Out for Encouraging Growth 

Smooth Sale

Photo by Aida Rojas via Pixabay Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Be the Leader Who Stands Out for Encouraging Growth Today, leadership is a popular topic, and as I read the articles and associated charts online, I became actively engaged. Why? The emphasis on ‘good leadership’ raises the question: Didn’t the people I reported to long ago have access to educational tools on similar topics?

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The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Paul White

Sales and Marketing Management

Discover how adapting Gary Chapman's "The 5 Love Languages" to the workplace can enhance employee engagement and productivity. In this podcast series, psychologist Paul White discusses the impact of "The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace" on creating authentic appreciation and better work environments. Tune in to learn why appreciation matters and how it keeps employees motivated and loyal.

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How to Ease Buying Friction and Capture More Commercial Wins

SBI Growth

For commercial leaders looking to make 2024 their benchmark year, winning over buyers seems increasingly difficult. They’re not alone in thinking so: most CEOs we spoke to agree that external buyer factors are the biggest challenges to commercial productivity. They cite unpredictable changes that occur in the buying process, threatening to reset all buying progress.

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Take Time to Be Your Best Self

Go for No!

I’m writing at my local coffee shop, and a salesman came in to talk to the manager about buying some of their locally made artisanal cheese… He agreed and the guy immediately dove into his pitch and was talking fast and rushing and he could see he was losing the manager’s attention quickly… Then, something incredible happened: The salesman took a step back and paused for a long time… 3 seconds… 8 seconds… Then he said… “You know… I got

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Supercharge Your Sales: 5 Steps to Effortless Selling

Sales teams often lose precious time hunting for updated sales materials, while marketing struggles to keep these assets accessible and current. It's not just about managing; it's about seamlessly finding, presenting, and sharing critical sales content. All of this takes place within an intuitive, unified platform. Dive into Showell's groundbreaking content management realm.

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How SaaS Firms Leverage MEDDICC Through Growth Stages

Force Management

With funding comes responsibility. In the SaaS world, you don't have time to wait. The global SaaS market is growing more rapidly than even optimists projected (18%), and we’re right at the center of it. Over half of the SaaS firms in the world are located in the US.

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Incentive Travel: What to Know Before It’s a Go

Sales and Marketing Management

Incentive travel consistently ranks as the most memorable and appreciated non-cash reward by recipients. But it's vital to understand incentive travel trends to drive the highest ROI. The post Incentive Travel: What to Know Before It’s a Go appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Utilizing Talent Assessments for Employee Development

The Center for Sales Strategy

Electronics come with user manuals, food packaging comes with cooking instructions, furniture comes with assembly instructions, and clothing comes with care instructions. People are much more complex than the items you buy, yet people don’t come with instructions on how to get the best out of them. What if you knew how a person was wired before hiring or coaching them?

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Proven Strategies for Closing More B2G SaaS Deals

Smooth Sale

Photo by Inverewe via Pixabay Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Proven Strategies for Closing More B2G SaaS Deals As the popularity of cloud services and applications continues to trend upward, the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) industry has grown tremendously. For SaaS companies, this increase in demand for interconnected solutions has created several opportunities for exploring new markets and innovating products and services.

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Redefining the CDP: 8 Data-Driven Designs for Successful Customer Journeys

In this guide, discover 8 use cases for how a customer data platform can tackle common challenges faced by marketing, commerce, service, and sales teams. With helpful diagrams and simple explanations in each use case, see how Salesforce’s CDP, Data Cloud for Marketing, powers personalized, real-time experiences across marketing, with capabilities that include: Optimizing ad spend Powering dynamic website content Increasing upselling and cross-selling Resolving service cases with marketing data B

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Dollar General RIPS Self-Checkout from 12,000 Locations

Grant Cardone

Nowadays, it isn’t easy to find a human cashier when shopping. This is a fact that reinforces some fears that robots are taking our jobs. However, Dollar General is eliminating self-checkout from the majority of its locations. These are the facts… Earlier this spring, the retailer announced that it was “rolling back” self-checkout from 300 […] The post Dollar General RIPS Self-Checkout from 12,000 Locations appeared first on GCTV.

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Gift Cards Capture Hefty Incentive and Recognition Spend

Sales and Marketing Management

Gift cards make ideal recognition and incentive rewards because they are easy to administer and they provide recipients choice. Stay on top of incentive gift card trends to get the most bang for your buck. The post Gift Cards Capture Hefty Incentive and Recognition Spend appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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The Role of AI in Sales Strategy: Leveraging Predictive Analytics for Smarter Targeting

The Center for Sales Strategy

Imagine having a crystal ball that not only automates routine tasks but also provides deep insights and empowers you to confidently make data-driven decisions. That's the power of AI in sales, and it's transforming how top-performing teams operate. Using predictive analytics, a strong AI mechanism , we can leverage the power of historical data to predict upcoming trends, easily identify potential leads, and adjust our sales strategies accordingly.

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Managing Operating Costs Well Is Critical for Growth

Smooth Sale

Photo by Geralt via Pixabay Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Managing Operating Costs Well Is Critical for Growth Managers are facing an economic slowdown as we move through 2024. However, there are several strategies businesses can use to maintain profitability. A slowing economy is also an opportunity to assess your entire operation and make improvements that may benefit you for many years.

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Connect, Care, Convert: Secrets to Establishing Trust with Niche Markets and Turning Them Into Clients

Speaker: Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

Niche markets represent a huge opportunity for the financial services industry in America. From college students and women to communities of color and low-to-moderate-income households, niche populations have specialized financial needs – but they often underutilize many valuable financial products and services. How can you better connect with these consumers?

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Creating an Effective Digital Marketing Agency Plan: Tips and Tricks

SocialSellinator

Learn tips and tricks for creating an effective digital agency marketing plan to boost growth, brand loyalty, and competitive edge.

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Corporate Gifting: The Action that Generates a Positive Reaction

Sales and Marketing Management

Tangible gifts are a means to reward employees, channel partners and other business associates outside of pay for performance. Here's a look at best practices and current trends in using incentive merchandise. The post Corporate Gifting: The Action that Generates a Positive Reaction appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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How to Motivate Challenging Employees

SalesFuel

Not every employee brings a high level of motivation to work on a daily basis. That’s fine — people have "off" days. But what should you do about your challenging employees – the ones who are very capable but never seem motivated? How to Motivate Challenging Employees Many managers must decide what to do about employees who possess great technical and soft skills, yet never seem to finish a task.